Whoever said, “You cannot have it all” clearly wasn’t a prospective homebuyer in South Florida. Seven properties with incalculable perks are stepping out and up in 2016 to prove that not only can you have your cake and eat it too, you can go back for seconds. Or sevenths. Or try another cake entirely. Yes… you truly can have it all.
Riding a “new wave of contemporary elegance,” Bal Harbour and Surfside’s most avant-garde “living rooms” combine oceanfront luxury and zen-some landscaping in an elegant and vibrant oasis with staggered pool patios, stylish exterior building architecture, and chic, view-accenting, Fendi interior designs. Attaché, child, pet and personal 5-star white-glove service extends from your private residence to the poolside cabanas and beyond, with a host-friendly full-kitchen gazebo on the beach to boot.
FENDI CHATEAU, a 12-story boutique development, features 58 3- to 5-bedroom flow-through residences on the beach, with Shabbat elevators, from 3,400 to 7,000 square feet and priced from $6 million to $25 million.
The Residences by Armani/Casa
Armani/Casa assures its namesake’s renowned elegance will not only be forever remembered but even more internationally celebrated through the development of this amenity-packed South Florida paradise. Lushly landscaped with heated pools, a two-story spa and 35,000 additional square feet of private lounges, restaurants and sybaritic amenities, The Residences efficiently bundles all of the world’s technological, artistic and architectural elements into one extravagant package.
Residences by Armani/Casa is a 56-story, 649-foot-tall achievement on 3.11 sublime acres of Sunny Isles Beach, offering 308 luxury condominiums ranging in size from 1,350 to 4,160 square feet and in price from $2 million to over $9 million.
Auberge Beach Residences & Spa, Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale’s lavish beachfront wonderland not only features a world-class spa and Napa Wine Cellar, but indoor-outdoor lounges, pools, restaurants and state-of-the-art, all-age amenities like a cigar parlor, golf simulator, Atlantic-view fitness center and a multimedia/gaming Club Room. The residences are managed by the Auberge Resorts Collection, famous for its diligent first-class service and attention to the most diminutive of details.
Auberge Beach has a 22-story building with 115 units and a 17-story cascading terrace building with 56 larger flow-through plans — some with private pools — ranging from 1,500 to 5,000 square feet, and priced anywhere from $1.5 million to $9 million.
Bijou Bay Harbor
Bay Harbor Island’s jewel, Bijou Bay Harbor, brings chic buyers classy home bases on the bay amidst the elite resort properties of Ritz Carlton, St. Regis and Four Seasons. The unique island lifestyle, given its envelopment by high-end Miami, means easy daily access to spice-of-life amenities like shopping, fine dining, water sports and golf, with private boat slips and spectacular views from the residences and a rooftop pool deck.
Bijou Bay Harbor is a nine-story beacon of life on the water, with 41 luxurious one-, two-, and three- bedroom residences, including five penthouses ranging from 900 square feet to just over 2,000. Prices start in the mid-$600,000s and rise to $1.9 million for the penthouses.
Laguna House at Merrick Park
Surrounded by lush neighborhoods and championship golf, mere footsteps from the Shops at Merrick Park’s 100+ shops and restaurants, Laguna House offers an upscale and flexible home transition for all who covet the luxury of space. Offering the area’s most expansive condo floor plans, with open-air, panoramic, terrace montages from Merrick Park to Biscayne Bay, welcome to a modern marvel of residential life.
Laguna House, a 10-story luxury project, will have 13 units (3,000 to 6,250 square feet). Prices range from $1.5 million base to $3.2 million for the penthouse, or $575 to $795 per square foot, or average of $655 per square foot.
Miami-Dade’s trendsetting “residential marina” beckons dreamers with serene infinity pools and defining skyline views above broader aqua bodies like the marina, Intracoastal Waterway and Atlantic Ocean. Unique land and sea luxuries like on-site car detailing and the concierge-linked MP Connect app let you customize the daily high life to your dynamic liking.
Marina Palms, a twin-tower waterfront yacht club, offers a 468-unit (North Tower now sold out) spectrum of 11 diverse floor plans from the 1,750 square feet option to the 2,800 square feet “Perfect 10 Plan” with 112 slips for private luxury liners up to 100 feet. Prices start at $950,000.
The many dimensions of “Smart Luxury” and futuristic architecture merge seamlessly into one sleek gallery of preeminent domains on Miami’s Upper Eastside. Mere minutes from the dynamic Design District and encompassed by the most urban chic of retail and dinning establishments, Boulevard 57 takes domestic exclusivity to new levels while catering to all of life’s necessities in personal security, fitness and leisure, and full-family fun, with perks like pools, athletic and yoga studios, playrooms and private lounges.
Boulevard 57 features 105 open-concept contemporary layouts with flow-through options ranging from 1,123 to 4,622 square feet, priced from $640,000 to $2.6 million.
The Mansions at Doral
Situated on magnificent lots, this prestigious gated enclave of ultra-luxurious, modern homes brings new life to the City of Doral. With customizable elements residents can revel in, including (but not nearly limited to) in-home elevators, pools, double-tall ceilings and even detached guest suites, and with close proximity to major highways, Miami International Airport, fine retailers and boutiques, a stimulating lifestyle is right at your fingertips.
The Mansions is a limited edition collection of 66 homes with 35 unique floor plans tailor-made to your American dream. Prices at the NW 107th Avenue paradise begin at $1.2 million.
Turnberry Ocean Club Residences
Residential genius is bringing heaven to earth in a fantasy-filled, 54-floor, opulent “sandcastle” in Sunny Isles Beach. The waterfront glass masterpiece will boast a $100 million Sky Club with cantilevered sunrise and sunset infinity pools (333 feet above sea level), a sky theater and six floors of other unparalleled amenities and membership rights to the resplendent Turnberry Isle Resort & Club.
Turnberry Ocean Club Residences is launching into the residential stratosphere with a projected 154-unit collection of 3- to 6-bedroom floor plans ranging in size from 2,900 square feet to 10,645, and unlimited luxurious enhancements beginning near $4 million and ranging upwards of $35 million.
The Residences at W South Beach
Sotheby’s has long distinguished itself in the luxury domestics department and purposefully expands its prestigious portfolio with a condo collective fronted by 300 feet of snow-white sand at the nexus of South Beach. Proximal to the trendiest clubs, restaurants, golf courses and parks, and offering its own voguish hot spot at the Bliss Spa, residents can satiate themselves with the signature Whatever/Whenever service and bask in the warmth of wonderful, inside and outside, at their comfortable and convenient leisure.
The Residences features 408 homes with a starting price of $995,000 to $3.5 million.
Akoya Boca West
In 2017 Akoya Boca West, a unique, one-of-a-kind development, will bloom from the epicenter of America’s No. 1 Private Residential Country Club in a way that cannot be duplicated. Homebuyers benefit directly from the $50 million renovation with no assessment fees and still receive invaluable access to world-class club, golf and tennis facilities, distinguished restaurants, aquatic/fitness centers and an indulgent spa.
The nine-story, 139-unit Akoya residences will range from two to five bedrooms, 1,870 to 4,500+ square feet, and feature secured elevators opening into private foyers, flow-through design boasting large open living areas and terraces on both sides with floor-to-ceiling impact glass windows and endless golf course views. Prices start at $800,000.
The lap of luxury expands lavishly with the development of Tower 155 in Downtown Boca Raton. The “New Boca” establishes a high ceiling (10 feet, to be exact) on breathtaking residential views and luxurious furnishings with a rooftop aquatic oasis overlooking many retail, dining and artistic hotspots. Setting new standards in superb service, Tower 155 caters to residents with a revolutionary app concierge, a few finger taps from grocery delivery and entertainment arrangements.
Tower 155’s 170-unit cascade of homes is steps from a five-mile stretch of golden sand and overlooks Mizner Park, with a space-ranging spectrum of 30+ floor plans priced from $500,000 to $2 million+.
Villas at Pinecrest
Coming to the Village of Pinecrest is an exclusive enclave of never-before-seen luxury townhome design. Villas at Pinecrest, a gated community of elegant and spacious Coastal Contemporary townhomes, is built around a private courtyard and luxurious resort-style pool area. Enjoy 3,400-3700 square feet of luxury living, filled with quality features such as MiaCucina cabinetry and Sub-Zero/Wolf appliances.
These generously designed homes all boast an additional second floor living room and wet bar, private individual backyards and two-car garages. Villas at Pinecrest are priced between $1.2 million and $1.4 million.